VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2009) - ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:ESR) is pleased to announce a proposed non-brokered private placement of up to 7,360,000 common shares at a price of CAD$0.75 per share, for gross proceeds of up to CAD$5,520,000 subject to applicable exchange rules and regulations, and approvals from the TSX Venture Exchange and the shareholders of the company. The private placement is intended to be subscribed by a large German energy company. No finder's fee will be paid in connection with the private placement. Assuming completion of the private placement, the net proceeds will be used for general working capital purposes. The company intends to appoint a director to be nominated by the potential placee.
About ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd.
ERA is a Canadian based pioneer in forest-based carbon offset programs and project development. Through its subsidiary, ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc., ERA produces significant, measurable carbon sequestration benefits that are validated and verified to international standards and sold to purchasers interested in offsetting their greenhouse gas footprints as a means of mitigating the effects of climate change. ERA is producing EcoNeutral(R) offsets from the company's "Community Ecosystem Restoration Program" (CERP) in the Lower Fraser Valley, near Vancouver, British Columbia. ERA is also developing projects in Africa, South America and the United States. ERA has generated ISO-validated and verified EcoNeutral(R) carbon offsets from the CERP project to supply clients and offset users that include HSE-Entega, Rolling Stone Magazine, Shell Canada Ltd., Air Canada, the Motion Pictures Producers Industry Association, and the Globe Foundation.
Additional information on ERA can be found on the corporate website www.eracarbonoffsets.com or by contacting email@example.com.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of ERA CARBON OFFSETS LTD.
Robert Falls, Chief Executive Officer
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document includes forward-looking statements as well as historical information. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the continued advancement of the company's general business development, research development and the company's development of forest-based carbon offsets. When used in this document, the words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intent", "may", "project", "plan", "should" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements. Although ERA Carbon Offsets Ltd. believes that their expectations reflected in these forward looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that the Company will be successful in raising the full amount of the private placement or that it will be spent in the manner contemplated. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include fluctuations in the marketplace for the sale of carbon credits, the inability to implement corporate strategies, the ability to obtain financing and other risks disclosed in our filings made with Canadian Securities Regulators.Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.